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  • AAA to analyze travel data of popular destinations

    The American Automobile Association (AAA) wants to sort and analyze its customer data to cut better travel and hotel deals for its members.

  • FBI ordered to reveal PC snooping technique

    A federal court ordered the U.S. Department of Justice (DOJ) on Tuesday to reveal technology used to track the computer keystrokes of a suspect, in a case observers say has an impact on privacy in this era of IT surveillance.

  • HP adds Trinagy to OpenView portfolio

    Making another step toward its mission to deliver integrated network management through its OpenView division, Hewlett-Packard announced that it had acquired privately held Trinagy, a performance management company.

  • No new news: Microsoft icons rule the desktop

    When it comes to desktop warfare, the rules haven't changed. That was the message Microsoft sent Thursday when a spokesman for the company clarified confusion surrounding which icons can appear on the desktop of its forthcoming Windows XP software.

  • Insurance Council targets online risks

    The Insurance Council of Australia (ICA) released its 'E-commerce Crime And Vandalism Defence Plan' today to identify online legal risks.

  • Snack Foods sheds legacy system

    Snack Foods Australia will replace its 20-year-old in-house legacy system with an Oracle e-business suite and redefine the role of its IT staff in the process.

  • Update: Microsoft appeal gets no respect

    Microsoft's U.S. Supreme Court filing is getting little respect from legal experts who said it's unlikely to derail any threat of legal action by the government against the Windows XP operating system due to be sent to PC makers later this month.

  • Internet analyst revises forecast

    The dotcom shakeout has forced Jupiter Media Metrix to amend its internet marketplace forecasts in the US, while the local arm of the measurement specialists said the growth of Australian unique visitors may be flat for the rest of the year.

  • Loudcloud adds IBM wares to its services

    Enterprises seeking to outsource Internet operations now have a wider range of technology choices from Loudcloud Inc., thanks to its partnership with IBM Corp.

  • Judges join protest of digital snooping

    A panel of U.S. federal judges better known in the technology industry for their role in the landmark court battle against file-swapping Web site Napster Inc. is at the fore of another technology debate.

  • Hi-tech analyzer lets you feel like a dog

    Man's best friend is perhaps tired of listening to your grumbling. Japanese toy maker Takara and cell phone content provider Index have developed a product which analyzes dogs' emotional feelings and conveys them in words. Now it's your turn to listen to what your dog barks about and find out if he's your real friend.

  • Toshiba to cut memory chip output by 25 per cent

    In the face of what it describes as a "deepening global downturn" in the semiconductor sector, Toshiba plans to permanently close by September a memory chip production line at its Yokkaichi plant in western Japan, it said Wednesday.

  • DoCoMo, Coca Cola to launch Cmode service trial

    NTT DoCoMo, Coca-Cola (Japan) Co. Ltd. and Itochu Corp. plan to launch a trial on Sept. 3 of a service that lets users of the I-mode wireless Internet service buy soft drinks and other services from vending machines using their cellular handsets.

  • Via readies integrated P4 graphics chip sets

    Via Technologies plans to launch an integrated graphics chipset, designed for Intel's Pentium 4 processor, in November, a Via official said Wednesday.

  • Technology to be 7 percent of China's GDP by 2005

    Information technology will account for 7 percent of China's total gross domestic product (GDP) by 2005 if the country meets the targets set under its Tenth Five-Year Plan (2001-2005), said Xu Xiaotian, deputy director-general of the Ministry of Information Industry's (MII's) Administration of Electronic Information Products, speaking at the Cebit Asia Forum here Wednesday.

  • Strategic aircraft uses Compaq systems

    Compaq Computer Corp. and Northrop Grumman Corp. have partnered up to deliver the first aircraft that will use off-the-shelf hardware and software in a critical combat role.

  • Oracle talks Web services

    After talking up its Dynamic Services Framework at the end of last year, Oracle Corp. has kept its Web services strategy quiet, making only a few announcements relating to standards support. But with the posting Wednesday of a pre-release version of its JDeveloper tool kit for 9i on the Web, the company has offered some insight into its plans for Web services.

  • No plans to sell PCs online, says Legend CIO

    Legend Group Holdings, China's largest PC maker, has reaped significant benefits from its investments in e-business applications but the company has no immediate plans to begin selling PCs online, according to the company's chief information officer (CIO).

  • Florida police, rescue squads test wireless technology

    Motorola is conducting an ambitious wireless trial in Florida to allow public safety personnel to send color video wirelessly to vehicles in the field and to conduct wireless videoconferencing, complete with voice and data.

  • Sun, Hitachi to jointly distribute storage products

    Sun Microsystems and Hitachi are extending their storage capabilities through a joint agreement, announced today, which allows the companies to cross-market their products.